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  • Sian Young grew up in Wales hearing stories of her grandparent’s journeys around the world. As Young reached adulthood, she too began taking trips to various destinations in Europe and even going to India. Young, now a 31-year-old mental health nurse living in Bristol, England, is spending a month...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 7:55am
  • Two years and ten months ago, Erika and Paul Piazza painted and renovated the interior of a Volkswagen van and left their home in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  On Monday, May 9, they arrived in Homer. The Piazzas began driving through South America in August 2013 after losing their jobs — Paul is...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 7:53am
  • The Public Safety Review Committee reported to the Homer City Council on Monday that plans for the proposed public safety building would use the current Homer Education and Recreation Complex to house police and fire stations.  The committee met May 11 and is scheduled to meet again at 5:30 p.m...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 7:46am
  • The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Board will decide in June whether the bus route scheduling for southern peninsula schools, including Homer, Anchor Point and Ninilchik, will change, said KPBSD Assistant Superintendent Dave Jones at a Tuesday meeting at Homer High School.  Any changes...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 7:41am
  • The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival is honored to have the nation’s top birders as guests at the fests, but the real stars are those little birds that travel so far on their own to grace our shores. What are birders likely to see this weekend?...

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 7:39am
  • The shorebirds are back, heralds of the northern spring and inspiration for the 2016 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival that begins today. These extraordinary travelers remind us of renewal and nature’s miraculous beauty and ingenuity....

    Thu, 05/12/2016 - 7:30am
  • Three long-time Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College professors said their goodbyes as they left their offices and retired from their full-time positions. Professor of English and communications Beth Graber, associate professor of history and political science Michael Hawfield and assistan...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 8:01am
  • How to begin retirement after more than three decades responding to emergencies? By “doing all those things I didn’t have a chance to do because I had a full-time-plus job,” said Elaine Grabowski who, on Saturday, wrapped up 32 years with the Homer Volunteer Fire Department.  Monday morni...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 7:45am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska’s only residential detox facilities for opiate addiction have closed due to a federal regulation change. The 14-bed Ernie Turner Center in Anchorage and the 16-bed Gateway to Recovery Detox Center in Fairbanks are no longer accepting patients withdrawing from opioids, though...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 7:39am
  • Kenai Peninsula Food Hub members in the Homer area picked up their first orders on Wednesday from the Kachemak Community Center.  Different from a farmers market, which can be a social outing as well as a shopping trip, the food hub allows consumers to place an order online a few days prior and...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 7:38am

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